COLORADO CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT

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Colorado CCW Permit

Colorado is a “shall issue” state.
Residents only.
The permit is valid for 5 years.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Demonstrates competence with a handgun.
  • Is a legal resident of Colorado.
  • Has not been convicted of perjury.
  • Does not chronically and habitually use alcoholic beverages.
  • Is not an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
  • Is not subject to a protection order.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
Follow these steps to obtain a permit

  1. Complete a firearms training course.
  2. Download application under FORMS tab or pickup from your local Sheriffs office.
  3. You will need the following documents;
    • Completed application – DO NOT sign, must be signed in front of Sheriff.
    • Firearms training certificate
    • Drivers license or state ID card
    • Photo – taken within the last thirty days
    • Proof of residency
  4. Submit your documents in person to a sheriffs office and have your fingerprints taken.
  5. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

Fingerprints and photographs may be taken at the time the applicant submits the application.

New Permits: $52.50
Renewal: $13
Temporary Emergency Permits: $30.50

NOTE
$52.50 is for the state fee. The Sheriff can charge an additional fee up to $100.

Accepted forms of payment
Cashier’s check or money order – payable to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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Colorado CCW QUICK FACTS

Carry In Vehicle SEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks AllowedYES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry NO

Colorado CCW Permit Information


Colorado concealed carry laws operate on a “Shall Issue” policy. Permits are not usually issued to non-residents however they may obtain a permit if they can demonstrate good cause such as owning a property in Colorado, frequent travel etc. All resident permits are issued by the local county sheriff while the Department of Public Safety handles applications for non-residents. Applicants are required to demonstrate that they are competent with handling a firearm.

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Colorado Does Not Honor Non-Resident Permits/Licenses. You must be a resident of the state they honor for your permit to be valid in Colorado (Must be 21 Years of Age)

WITH Colorado CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT

Where You Can Carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • School, if handgun remains in vehicle and vehicle is locked if you leave it
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • Public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school
  • Secure areas of airports
  • Public buildings with fixed security checkpoints such as courthouses
  • Snowmobile (permit for predator control required)
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Colorado Concealed Carry Laws

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by your local Sheriff.
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NOMust Inform Officer on Contact By Law
Colorado concealed carry laws have no legal requirement for a person to tell law enforcement they are carrying a firearm. The law does state that you must carry your permit, together with valid photo identification, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun and shall produce both documents upon demand by a law enforcement officer.
NO
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Colorado concealed carry laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.

GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.

YES – Without a Permit/License
If you can lawfully possess a handgun you can carry it in a private vehicle. Without a permit you cannot carry on public transport.
YES – Without a Permit/License
Open carry is legal but you have more restrictions than a person who has a permit to carry. Without a permit you cannot carry on public transport. Also local governments can have regulations preventing open carry in certain buildings or areas.
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
YES
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas

Get in Touch


Boulder County Sherrif

Hours


Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact


Address 5600 Flatiron Parkway

CityBoulder, CO 80301

Phone (303) 441-3994

Email jbiekert@bouldercounty.org

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